Tag: Prices

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Lessons in price discovery

Monty Python on the art of haggling Thanks to the folks at the Nudge blog for the pointer.

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Are drug prices really soaring?

Congress is up in arms about soaring drug prices. A study by the Government Accountability Office finds that the price of brand-name prescription drugs soared at an annual rate of 8.3% from 2006 through the first quarter of 2010. That’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The price of Clapton’s magic

A couple of days ago I mused about our desire for unique objects. I pointed to research suggesting that our motivations aren’t merely market driven. It’s not just about rationally assessing the object’s resale value. A story in today’s New … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

What would you pay Travis Broyles?

For $1,000, he’s offered to build a full-size cardboard car and make “vroom-vroom” sounds while the owner drives it. For $100,000, he’ll yell your name every time he wakes up for the rest of his life. He will “tell your … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

What people will do for $5

Would you pay $5 for someone to  call your friend and sing any Disney song? How about $5 for a  vector Apple iPod style silhouette of yourself? A full list is here. Thanks to Tim Harford for the pointer.

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The price of John Lennon’s ghost

How much would you pay for basking in the aura of John Lennon’s former presence? On February 5, the British auction firm Bonhams will auction John Lennon’s first car, a blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, which he bought … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

The power of cigarette prices

Americans are familiar with the deployment of tobacco taxes to curb smoking. Smoking among teens has declined consistently over the last 20 years, in part thanks to hefty taxes on cigarettes. When I was a smoker back in the 1990s … Continue reading

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Monday, December 27th, 2010

Prices are everywhere!

From the Huffington Post. Prices are everywhere!

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